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Hardcore gamers tend to buy video games no matter how the economy is. Video games have continued to be robust despite the economic downturn over the last year as people look for ways to spend on entertainment that offer more value.

Certainly one of the biggest games to be released this year will be Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . The game is widely expected by analyst to be a huge money maker for Activision. Some analysts predict that the game will make up a significant portion of Activision's profits for Q4 2009.

The game officially went on sale at 12 am this morning and many locations reported small lines of hardcore gamers waiting at the doors of stores to get their hands on the game. About 10,000 GameStop and Best Buy locations around the world opened at midnight to sell the game.

One GameStop location at Union Square in New York City had a line of about 80 mostly young people lined up about two hours before the store opened.

One person waiting in the line said, "This is the only game I'm probably going to do this for." The young woman planned to play the game all night online against a friend.

An employee at the Union Square GameStop said, "Gamers are enthusiastic about picking this stuff up at midnight."

Sales of the game are expected to top 11 to 13 million units by the end of 2009. One San Francisco Best Buy store had about ten people lined up at 10pm Monday night to buy the game. One man waiting in the line said, "I'm going to be up all night playing it, until I crash."

Modern Warfare 2 has a long way to go to beat the top game from last year -- GTA IV. The game sold 3.6 million units on its first day and 6 million in its first week totaling more than $500 million in sales.

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RE: Boo
By DPigs on 11/10/2009 12:31:57 PM , Rating: -1
You are right. This game is going to suck balls. You should not buy it and never play it. Just stay home and complain about it instead.

In the meantime I will be calling in air support from my AC-130 gunship. Have a nice day!!

RE: Boo
By Bateluer on 11/10/2009 12:42:17 PM , Rating: 5
Sorry, IW has determined that air support from AC-130s is not in line with their vision of game balance.

RE: Boo
By coffeehousejam on 11/10/2009 12:52:46 PM , Rating: 2
In the meantime I too will be using AC-130 gunships on COD4, seeing how it was something that IW stole from a mere COD4 mod called X4, in addition to Capture the Flag mode. Enjoy gunships and CTF on small 6vs6 matches. I will do it on COD4 on 25vs25 matches. Not to mention the mod also has nukes and napalm. Who will IW steal their ideas from for their next game now that they removed modding? bwahahahaha

RE: Boo
By Bateluer on 11/10/2009 1:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
They'll look at the most popular mods on moddb.

RE: Boo
By callmeroy on 11/10/2009 1:40:04 PM , Rating: 2
If you honestly believe that a game developer first the got the idea of air support, nukes or napalm in an FPS game you MUST be a younger player because your gaming history doesn't date back that long at all or you just have selective memory.

RE: Boo
By callmeroy on 11/10/2009 1:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
(thinking faster than I type again)

Should have read " an FPS game FROM A MOD you MUST be a younger player...."

RE: Boo
By Alexstarfire on 11/10/2009 10:26:24 PM , Rating: 2
I think you may have a shorter memory than him. Just think of CS and then sit down. Valve didn't steal it, but CS IS a mod of HL that was originally fan made.

RE: Boo
By DPigs on 11/10/2009 4:09:41 PM , Rating: 2
Pretty sure there was an AC-130 level on CoD4 to begin with....soooooo.....ok.
Point is, this game will probably be pretty good, so you will be missing out by not playing it. But that is your choice.

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